Voter Instruction Letters (VILs) are arriving!
For the 2018 municipal election, Township residents will be voting by Internet and Telephone voting methods only. Similar to previous “Vote-By- Mail” elections in the Township, there will be no polling stations for the 2018 election. Instead, you will be able to vote from home or anywhere else with access to the Internet or touch-tone telephone.
In order to vote, you must be on the Voter’s List, and must receive a “Voter Instruction Letter” (VIL). VILs have begun arriving in the mail for all eligible electors who are currently on the Voter’s List. The VIL is not junk mail – do not throw it out and keep it in a safe place until you use it! Included in the VIL will be voting instructions, as well as a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the voter. Positions available for election are specific to the eligible elector receiving the VIL. The voting period is between 9:00 a.m. on October 12 and 8:00 p.m. on October 22 and you can vote at any time during this period.
PLEASE NOTE: If you receive a VIL and are not an eligible elector at the qualifying address noted in the letter, DO NOT use the credentials contained in the letter to vote. Instead, please return the letter to the Voter Help Centre (Township Office - 90 Loveys Street, Hickson). It is illegal to represent yourself as an eligible elector when you are not and vote. It is also illegal to open another person’s mail and/or represent yourself as another person and steal their right to vote. All of these acts carry serious penalties, as defined by law.
If you do not receive a VIL, it means you were not included on the Voter’s List at the time when the VILs were printed and mailed out. Please visit the Voter Help Centre in person (no email or fax information can be accepted) to make any additions, deletions or corrections to the Voter’s List. You will need to complete the prescribed Form and provide identification showing proof of your name and qualifying address.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (519) 462-2697